AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:24:20 -0500 More measles cases found in California Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:13:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/31/US-Measles-California/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Measles-California c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-5fd LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday. FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:24:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/30/US-Binge-Eating-Drug/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Binge-Eating-Drug c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-6fe WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:04:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/30/US-MED-Flu-Hospitalizations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Flu-Hospitalizations c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-910 NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. Milk does a body good? A look at the science Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:22:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/30/US-MED-Milk-Fights-Back-Health/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Milk-Fights-Back-Health c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-93a NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:15:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/30/US--Obama-Budget-Precision.Medicine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Obama-Budget-Precision.Medicine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-aa2 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:35:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/30/US-Measles-Outbreak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Measles-Outbreak c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-b1c LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:20:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/29/US--Measles.Outbreak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Measles.Outbreak c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-f41 LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:36:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/29/US-MED--Blacks-Breast-feeding/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Blacks-Breast-feeding c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-10e0 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:21:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/29/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-12ae LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:13:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/28/US--Health.Overhaul--AIDS.Discrimination/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul--AIDS.Discrimination c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1703 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:53:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/28/US--Electronic.Cigarettes-Regulations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Electronic.Cigarettes-Regulations c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-181d SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:49:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/29/US--Electronic.Cigarettes-Things.to.Know/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Electronic.Cigarettes-Things.to.Know c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-162d SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign. Brown University's founding dean of medicine dies at 92 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:26:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/29/US-Obit-Aronson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Obit-Aronson c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-160e PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92. Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:36:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/28/US-Measles-Arizona/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Measles-Arizona c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1702 PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center. FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:35:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/28/US-Heart-Devices-FDA-Safety/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Heart-Devices-FDA-Safety c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1921 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Panel unanimously OKs bill easing employee health care count Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:38:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/28/US-Congress-Health/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Congress-Health c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1776 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute. Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:09:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/28/US-Health-Overhaul-Poll/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Poll c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-17ce WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court annuls some of the subsidies, according to a poll released Wednesday. Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:35:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/27/US--Healthy.Indiana.Plan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Healthy.Indiana.Plan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1e94 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has received federal approval to expand health coverage to about 350,000 uninsured residents through a state-run program Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday will help the state's working poor families. Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:46:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/27/US-Health-Overhaul-Sign-ups/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Sign-ups c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1e93 WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:39:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/01/27/US--Surgeon.General-Electronic.Cigarettes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Surgeon.General-Electronic.Cigarettes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1f4a RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday.